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    • Dr Marta Doehler-Behzadi
 | Managing Director

      Dr Marta Doehler-Behzadi

      Managing Director

      Phone +49 3644 518 32 0
      info@iba-thueringen.de

      Dr Marta Doehler-Behzadi took over as Director of the IBA Thüringen GmbH on 1 May 2014. After studying Urban Planning at the Hochschule für Architektur und Bauwesen (HAB) Weimar (the then Weimar University of Architecture and Civil Engineering) and subsequent doctoral studies, she worked for several years from 1984 at the Planning Office of the City of Leipzig. Thereafter she worked as a freelance urban planner in Leipzig. From 2007 to 2014 she headed the Division of Baukultur (Building Culture) and Protection of the Urban Architectural Heritage at the Federal Ministry of Construction. In this role, she organised the national network of IBA Partners and is therefore very familiar with the IBA processes in Germany. Dr Marta Doehler-Behzadi was born in Berlin in 1957 has two adult daughters.

    • Alexander Köhler | Assistant to the Managing Director

      Alexander Köhler
      Assistant to the Managing Director

      Phone +49 3644 518 32 0
      alexander.koehler@iba-thueringen.de

      Alexander Köhler joined the IBA team in 2017 as an assistant to the IBA team and managing director. After completing school, he trained as a management assistant in retail, qualifying as a certified business administrator. Previously, he worked in an administrative-managerial position in the food sector.

    • Josefine van den Oever | Head of Admin

      Josefine van den Oever
      Head of Admin

      Phone +49 3644 518 32 02
      josefine.van.den.oever@iba-thueringen.de

      Josefine van den Oever joined the IBA Thüringen in January 2015 as Head of Admin. During her studies in Business and Engineering with specialisation in Infrastructure Management at Freiberg University of Mining and Technology, she was able to gain work experience in the purchasing department of Eurovia VBU GmbH in Berlin. From summer 2010, she worked at the University Hospital in Bonn, first as head of purchasing for building supplies and facility management, later as acting head of the central purchasing division.

    • Dorothee Schmidt
 | Event manager

      Dorothee Schmidt
      Event manager

      Phone +49 3644 518 32 06
      dorothee.schmidt@iba-thueringen.de

      Dorothee Schmidt joined the IBA team in July 2017 as an event manager. After studying tourism at the FH in Munich, she worked until 2017 for the Romantik Hotel on the Wartburg in event management, sales, marketing and publicity. In addition, she worked from 2015 to 2017 as a partner of an event agency in Witten (NRW) for clients in the trade fair and events sector, with special focus on human resources and logistics.

    • Cornelia Brecht | Project manager

      Cornelia Brecht
      Project manager

      Phone +49 3644 518 32 03
      cornelia.brecht@iba-thueringen.de

      Cornelia Brecht joined the IBA team in November 2017. After studying building engineering and subsequent research studies at the Hochschule für Architektur und Bauwesen Weimar, she worked from 1989 to 2012 initially freelance, and later in planning offices as team and project leader. In 2001, she completed an additional training in project management. From 2012 to 2017, she worked for Weimar City Council, this time in the role of the client. She is skilled in marrying the interests of administration, politics, building professionals and users. Her portfolio includes both new buildings and complex renovation projects for university, school, sports and residential buildings as well and for children’s nurseries, clinics, theatres and museums. She is married and has two adult daughters.

    • Kerstin Faber
 | Project manager

      Kerstin Faber

      Project manager

      Phone +49 3644 518 32 10
      kerstin.faber@iba-thueringen.de

      Kerstin Faber is a planner and urbanist, specialising in the development of new spatial identities and communal and participative design processes. She studied architecture in Dessau and Fort Lauderdale (USA) and was a project developer at the IBA Stadtumbau 2010, co-curating the final exhibition of the IBA at the Bauhaus Dessau. Thereafter she lectured in international urban design at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and founded the project office Franz Faber in Leipzig. In spring 2014, she joined the IBA Thüringen as project manager and is responsible for the first IBA Exhibition concept ‘STADTLAND’. Kerstin Faber is co-editor of the publication ‘Raumpioniere in ländlichen Regionen’ (Spatial Pioneers in Rural Regions) together with Philipp Oswalt (Spector Books, Leipzig 2013).

    • Ulrike Rothe | Project manager

      Ulrike Rothe
      Project manager

      Phone +49 3644 518 32 13
      ulrike.rothe@iba-thueringen.de

      Ulrike Rothe is a founding member of the IBA Thüringen team. She has been involved since the preparatory stage at the Thuringian Ministry for Construction, Transport and Regional Development as co-author of the IBA feasibility study. Prior to that, she worked as part of the IBA Fürst-Puckler-Land (‘IBA see’) as a project developer, responsible for communications and the visitor centre. In 2010, she was responsible for the final year of the ‘IBA see’. Ulrike Rothe trained as a weaver and studied painting and graphics in Schneeberg and architecture in Weimar, Stuttgart and Copenhagen. She has worked in a Swiss-German architecture and design office, and in the field of landscape architecture at the universities of Karlsruhe and Berkeley (USA), as well as in other universities. She is a member of the Chamber of Architects and the Deutsche Werkbund, and for many years chaired the Sachsen branch of the Werkbund.

    • Dr Bertram Schiffers | Project manager

      Dr Bertram Schiffers
      Project manager

      Phone +49 3644 518 32 14
      bertram.schiffers@iba-thueringen.de

      Dr Bertram Schiffers joined the IBA team as a town planner in spring 2015. After studying at the RWTH Aachen and Columbia University in New York, he worked for several years at the Büro für urbane Projekte in Leipzig. After a period as a doctoral candidate at the Department of Urban and Environmental Sociology of the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), he completed his doctorate at the Department of Economics of Urban and Regional Development at the University of Kassel. Thereafter he worked freelance as a planner and lecturer. Most recently he worked at the Thuringian State Audit Office in Rudolstadt in the field of urban and regional development.

    • Katja Fischer
 | Project manager

      Katja Fischer

      Project manager

      Phone +49 3644 518 32 11
      katja.fischer@iba-thueringen.de

      Katja Fischer is an architect and one of the founding members of the IBA Thüringen. She co-authored the IBA feasibility study and has worked as a project manager at the IBA since 2011. After studying architecture in Weimar and Rotterdam, she taught and researched from 2004 to 2011 in the fields of housing and urban and regional development, with visiting professorships at the WAAC in Washington DC / Alexandria (US) and at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar. She was project manager of the Stadtland Thüringen research project which was awarded the Thuringian Award for Building Culture in 2010. She has been a partner of the office A21 architektur + kommunikation since 2006.

    • Tobias Haag
 | Project manager

      Tobias Haag

      Project manager

      Phone +49 3644 518 32 12

      tobias.haag@iba-thueringen.de

      Tobias Haag is a founding member of the IBA Thüringen team and co-author of the IBA feasibility study in 2011. After studying architecture at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, he worked in various national and international architecture offices, including Burkhalter&Sumi Architekten in Zurich and Mitchell&Giurgola in New York. In 2006 he founded the architecture office A21 architektur + kommunikation. From 2006 to 2011, he worked in research and teaching at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar in the Department of Architectural Design and Housing. In 2011, he became a project manager at the IBA Workshop.

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